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we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
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she treat me as i was not a human being. she would throw me away like a piece of garbage. >> it's meg whitman versus an undocumented employee. shaking up the governor's race. we learn if there will be more to this story tomorrow. no cash, no cards? no problem. how to turn your cell phone into a mobile money machine. the principal balance of the loan hadn't gone down. >> if you have a student loan, you may want to check the bill. what lenders are doing to get you to keep paying. the attorney for meg whitman's former housekeeper tells us she will release evidence tomorrow that whitman knew that the maid was an
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illegal immigrant. this after a traumatic day and saw the maid sobbing in front of live tv cameras. whitman insisting she didn't know the woman was in the country illegally. robert miles on this surprise in the race for governor. >> reporter: the undocumented maid claimed she worked here at meg whitman's home for almost a decade. she goes on to say that entire time she was financially abused, exploited, and ultimately fired but only after meg whitman decided to run for governor. choking back tears, nicky diaz santillan that her status was not a secret from her former employer. >> we have no food, no job, no place to live. and for that reason, we made a decision to come here.
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i tell her that she knew that. and i don't have papers to work here. and i need her help. i want her to help me get immigration. >> reporter: the former maid with gloria allred at her side says whitman engaged in her own form of don't asken don't tell. paying her $23 an hour to clean and perform nanny duty for nine years until june 2009 when whitman started to think about running for governor's office. that's when she was fired. >> i told her don't know me and i have never see you. and you have never see me. she yell understand me? >> reporter: within minutes, whitman fired back. >> we were stunned.
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just amazed. and we said gosh, nicky, we're going to have to let you go. that is our legal obligation as an employer. we're going to have to let you go. >> reporter: whitman denies ever knowing she was undocumented claiming she was hired through an agency in may 2000. >> she had a 1099 on file with the agency, driver's license, social security card. we had no reason to believe she was not legal. >> reporter: david levine says it's not so cut and dry. more than releasing documents, whitman will have to prove that santillan is the work e for the agency. >> to check me documents would go a long ways to avoiding any sort of a real prosecution. >> reporter: but curiously whitman redacted the letter
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head sent to the media. that holds employers accountable we learn that accountability doesn't extend to her own actions. >> after nine years, i realized at that moment that she didn't appreciate my work. so she would throw me away like a piece of garbage. >> reporter: now the candidate who does not approve immigration reform is dodging questions on what should happen to her former maid. >> i'm going to leave it up to the ice authorities. they're going to decide whether they think she should be deported or not. >> that was robert lyles reporting for us. have you hired an illegal immigrant? what about all the babysitters and landscapers that work in the area.
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>> reporter: go to just about any park around the bay and you'll find nannies take care of you have the kids. probably a significant number of the nannies are undocumented immigrants. sarah trimble a mom and former marine can stay home with daughter echo. but she understands why others hire undocumented workers. >> they help us. >> reporter: nicole bryant says she's at home on welfare but would hire an undocumented nanny if she would afford one. >> maybe i could go out and further my education and career to provide for my daughter better. >> reporter: hiring undocumented nannies or yard workers are illegal. >> we're watching craigslist and seeing lots of people who are not legal. >> reporter: and not knowing is not an excuse. they screen everyone and does a background check. >> unless you work in a business in the human resource
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position, you're not going to know that you're supposed to verify if someone is legal to work in the united states. >> if you don't have a passport or birth certificate, you can use a work authorization card and a picture id. could be a driver's license. >> in it's so easy, why aren't more people doing it? >> they don't know about it. >> reporter: or they don't care. hiring undocumented immigrants is attractive economically. and the chances of getting caught are slim. depending on an underground workforce, it's just not right. >> if we're dependent on slave labor where they deserve the same rights as everyone else. >> reporter: there are rules and obligations for those who will hire undocumented workers. but the justification seems to be there is a need and everyone does it. cbs 5. the on again, off again
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execution is off again. albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tomorrow. first execution here in nearly five years. but the state supreme court today denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for lethal injection. now the state will not be able to execute brown until at least next year because california's supply of a lethal injection drug expires friday. a new supply will not arrive until next year. other headlines around the bay area now. a mother of four turned herself into police tonight. she is accused of having sex with a minor between the ages of 15 and 17. parents contacted them after noting suspicious behavior between their child and 47-year- old sarah cole, a family friend. authorities seized computer equipment and phones from her home last week. there will be fewer places to smoke in contra costa county
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in january. passed a new ordinance that bans smoking in multiunit housing complexes and that includes lighting up on decks and patios. it only effects incorporated parts of the county. 90 people work at the plant that will end production october 18. the company says some employees may be transferred to other facilities either in san leandro or sacramento. now you can use your cell phone as a cash or credit card. all you need is a sticker. >> reporter: bling, a high-tech invasion. at palo alto city hall, you don't need cash or credit cards
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to pay for utility bills or tickets. it is taken straight from from their papal account. >> i've used it myself and it seems easy to do and to understand. >> reporter: just about everyone carries a cell phone these days. bling turns it into a mobile money machine. all you need is a bling tab on the back. and just like that can the transaction is done. almost immediately you get a text message about how much you spent. palo alto is the first city in california using the technology at city haul and saving money. that's because bling's fees are half what credit card companies charge businesses. >> right now it ranges 2-3.5%. really super outrageous. we spend thousands of dollars a month on credit card fees.
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>> reporter: that's why a hundred local businesses have become part of the bling nation. it's the name of the startup and it's based in palo alto. >> the phone has taken everything from your wallet and has created it into a more efficient factor. >> reporter: the service will expand soon to san jose and san fransisco. unlike credit cards, this sends messages about one-time deals and special rewards. customers love top not fumbling around for cash or plastic. >> a new way to spend your money. >> faster, quicker, hipper. >> reporter: and easier than using an app. imagine that. cbs 5. a popular device that is supposed to protect babies may actually put them in danger. and why breaking up is really so hard to do. the powerful effect it has on your heart.
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,, [ male announcer ] sacramento and silicon valley are only one hundred thirty miles apart. they may as well be on different planets. sacramento, mismanaged, ineffective. silicon valley gave us apple, intel, ebay. here meg whitman started with 30 people. led them. managed them. executed the plan that grew this main street company to fifteen thousand employees and made small business dreams come true. to change california let's send meg whitman up the road...
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there's a warning for parents of newborns to stop using so-called sleep positioners. the mats have foam bolsters on've each side that should keep babies on their backs. but babies can roll over and get trapped. they demonstrated with a doll. donde esta la biblioteca? remember that one? give students the choice of taking a vocational education class instead of language or fine arts to graduate. teachers fought the bill saying those courses help students compete in a global economy. the governor has until tomorrow
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to sign that bill. if you are paying off a student loan, take a close look at the bill. one of the nation's biggest student loan processers has been slapped with a class action lawsuit. linda yee introduces us to the company using a shady trick. >> reporter: when melissa lee took out a loan in 2002 to get her masters in education, it all seemed simple. >> we were on a coupon system. >> reporter: at $72 a month, the payments were so low, she even paid in advance. >> i was paying early every month. >> reporter: the company with her loan doesn't send out paper statements. so she never checked her account until 2008. that's when she realized it looks like most of her payments were going to interest only. >> nothing went to principal. >> reporter: and he -- her loan
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amount had hardly gone down in eight years. so what's going on accounting professor says if you don't pay down principal, your loan amount could actually go up instead of down. the adjusted loan amount is supposed to show up every month. but in lee's case, that piece of information is missing. >> there is no column that says principal outstanding at any point in time. from the account summary it's difficult to figure out what's going on. >> reporter: but this man has figured it out, he says. >> if they do not receive a payment within 30 days of the previous payment, everything gets applied to interest and nothing applied to principal. >> reporter: filed a class action lawsuit against acs, when after eight months of making payments he discovered : >> the principal balance of the loan hadn't gone down at all. as a matter of fact, it had gone up a bit.
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>> reporter: his complaint alleges the company improperly applies payments. thus if a payment is received on any other day other than the due date, it will not be applied to principal correctly. >> they must be doing it to other people. >> reporter: acs won't comment or the lawsuit. but says it applies payments to a borrowing account based on terms by the lender and agreed to by the borrowing. but he says he never agreed to those terms. >> there's no mention of the 30 day policy in the ♪s. >> reporter: as for lee, she just got another surprise. her payment tripled and now acs claims she's delinquent even though she always pays in advance. cbs 5. >> after months of wrangling with the lender, she scraped together enough money to pay off that student loan.
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well, it didn't last forever, did it? got that old fog moving into the bay area. >> it lasted for five or six days. we had three out of the four days with record high temperatures. including today where we did have temperatures again back in the triple digits. his is the scene at at&t parking where the temperature at gametime was 67. yesterday at this hour it was 78 degrees. there you have the difference with significant cooling at the coast and the pay all due to the return of the marine layer. tomorrow morning you'll wake up with clouds on the coast and bay. westerly flow kicks in and reefs the far inland areas. eight degrees cooler in san jose. santa rosa and you'll barely notice a difference in san fransisco. today in san fransisco we cooled 19 degrees. there you have the leading edge of the marine layer tomorrow. clouds begin to retreat back
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towards the coast towards the lunch hour and we will see partial clearing there. otherwise we still are i was of a huge dome of high pressure. it is beginning to retreat and break down. turning more to a seasonal weather pattern this time of year. tonight overnight with extensive cloud cover, 52 in santa rosa. let's pinpoint your neighborhood forecast for thursday. 60s along the seashore. replacing the 90s will be mid- 80s across the santa clara valley. 757 in alameda. 92 in brentwood for the outside number. 61 barely any clearing. there you have the extended with seasonal highs returning by friday. temperatures dipping in the weekend warming back up by wednesday. have you seen this before? this picture another a very
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nice, sunny autumn day which felt like summer. he calls it stonehenge. have you seen that >> i saw it in the 10:00. >> okay. thank you. >> paying attention. thanks. everybody knows rejection can be heart breaking. >> but did you know it can be heart stopping. literally. researchers show 22 test subjects, photos of other people who had also seen test subject pictures. when the test subjects were told they were not liked, their hearts actually skipped a beat. >> we'll be right back. ,,,,
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our state has a huge deficit. meg whitman's plan will make it billions worse by eliminating the capital gains tax for wealthy investors, including herself. economists say her plan will "rip a hole in the budget" and is "deeply flawed". analysts for the l.a. times say whitman's plan is a "pure handout" to the rich creating a "huge risk" to schools and public safety. jerry brown's against this unfair giveaway because it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us.
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to know, "who feeds and trains the hor e ride in sa that's tonight's good question. who feeds and trains those beautiful horses that the police ride in san fransisco? easy, boy. >> reporter: they are among the most well-cared for, well-
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trained city workers out there. they have to be. they do a lot of heavy lifting. they are the four legged members of the san fransisco police department's mounted unit. and trainer con chin makes sure they're in the best shape. >> you have a lot of people saying hey, i used to ride. >> reporter: the city currently has 14 police horses who team up with their two legged partners to control 400 acres of golden gate park. and they have an incredible advantage over the criminals they come in contact with. >> they see this huge animal coming at them. they know they don't have a chance. they will stop. >> reporter: the animals are fed twice a day. 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. officers assigned to the unit are hand picked by the department. and trained long hours with their horses.
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carly fiorina laid off 30,000 workers. when you're talking about massive layoffs, which we did... perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else. [ male announcer ] fiorina shipped jobs to china. and while californians lost their jobs, fiorina tripled her salary. bought a million dollar yacht. and five corporate jets. i'm proud of what i did at hp. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message.
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it's often said that pennants are won in september. for the giants, that date might have been may 29 when they signed pat burl. tim lincecum on the hill tonight. steven drew started the game by hitting a hanging curve ball. bottom of the # 4th, giants down. rockets one into the night. don't forget he didn't play the first two months of the year. lincecum found his groove. struck out 11 batters in seven innings. ryan wilson on. uribe got the force. giants win 3-1 thanks to burl and lincecum. >> it's even more rewarding when you see a guy do like
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that. >> we don't have to rely on anybody else to win or lose for that matter. we just got to take care of our business. and come out here and win every night. and we'll get in. >> i believe the giants can clinch this thing by friday night if all goes well tomorrow. a's and angels tied at 1 in the 11th inning. snapped one up the middle. mathis will score. that sixth straight los to the a's. it's time. basketball. new warrior coach announces his starting five. monte ellis darrelle wright, steph curry. tested positive for steroids. he has been suspended by
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cycling governing body. top five. made his big league debut. looks like a keeper for the reds. but the astros won the game 2-0 was the final there. at number four, cardinals and pirates. skies one to left. john jay very aware of that wall. slides, makes the catch. 4-1 was the score. number three after giving away 2000 tickets for tonight's game against the orioles, from jason upton. orioles won the game. number two, the padres won tonight against the cubs. take the two-run homer away. number one, the reds and white sox. white sox beat the bo sox 5-2. put your champagne on ice. we'll be back.
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